• "I am deeply grateful to the Masonic Village's employees, and will never be able to express my gratitude to all of them." — Catherine L.

  • "I liked my Masonic Charity Foundation charitable gift annuity so much, I opened three more. Why? I might be old-fashioned, but the scriptures have taught me the virtue of looking out for others. Knowing that the funds left in my gift annuities will care for the Masonic Village residents makes me feel wonderful." — Dorothy B.

  • "I am writing to tell you, from the bottom of my heart, just how wonderful the last two years of my mother's life were, thanks to all of you at the Masonic Village at Burlington." — Carol O.

  • "It's not just the Masonic Village's beautiful facilities and the many services that are offered to the residents – most of all, it's the employees. They are personally dedicated it seems to each and every individual here." — Catherine L.

  • "We are equally grateful for the 'loving arms of hospice' that were wrapped around our family in our hour of need." — M.W.

  • "When we decided to come to the Masonic Village at Burlington, we knew it was going to be a very big change in our lives. When we came here, we were very pleased that it was not difficult. We would recommend the Masonic Village highly to a friend." — Joseph and Bertha B.

  • "There is simply no way to express the depth of gratitude I feel for the Masonic Village at Burlington – thank you!" — Jim C.

  • "We know first-hand how very special Acacia Hospice's caregivers are, and we thank every single one of them from the bottom of our hearts." — J.M.

  • "It is with a grateful heart that we extend to you our deepest gratitude for the loving care that Acacia Hospice afforded our beloved Aunt." — M.W.

  • "It has been a source of tremendous relief that my parents were in such caring and professional hands during the final years of their lives." — Jim C.

  • "It takes a very special person to do the job Acacia Hospice's caregivers do every day. We would like you to know we think you have an incredible group of 'Angels.'" — J.M

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Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's Bequest Language

An excellent way for you to support Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Types of Bequests


There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey.

Specific Bequest. A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey.

Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey.

Residual Bequest. A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey.

Contingent Bequest. A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey.

Bequest Benefits


A bequest is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be changed or modified at any time. You can choose to designate that a bequest be used for a general or specific purpose so you have the peace of mind knowing that your gift will be used as intended. Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes, resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.

Bequest Language


In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID #21-0634536, for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID #21-0634536, for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID #21-0634536, for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

2. Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID #21-0634536, for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

3. Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID # 21-0634536, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

4. Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization located at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, 08016, Federal Tax ID #21-0634536, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey's general use and purpose.

Restricted Bequests


If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey flexibility should it no longer be possible for our Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey to use your gift as you originally intended:

If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey, it shall become impossible for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.

If you have included a bequest for Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

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